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Sports radio hosts under fire for comments on Halladay death

Sports radio hosts under fire for comments on Halladay death”

Halladay is survived by his wife and two kids.

"I went helicopter skiing once", Felger said, adding, "If I die helicopter skiing, you have the right to do the exact same thing I'm doing to Roy Halladay". Boston-area sports radio host Michael Felger ridiculed Halladay's death, criticizing him for being "cavalier" with life and calling him a "moron" who "got what he deserved".

She said Halladay had been a licensed pilot since 2013 and logged about 700 hours of flight time before Tuesday's crash near Tampa. He was 40 years old. In doing so, Felger called Halladay a "moron" and an "idiot", among other things. He explained that he has "no sympathy" for the former pitcher, the paper reported.

A Boston radio host derided Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash this week, saying the famed pitcher "got what he deserved".

Pope said "the plane itself is great", but he had concerns about Halladay, a new pilot with little flying time, taking the craft out over water at low altitude, though the plane was marketed as a craft that could do that. "'Yeah, man, look at this, this is so cool.' And you die, splat". Felger, the host of an afternoon drive show on 98.5 The Sports Hub, spent a portion of the show mocking Halladay's death. You can listen to what he said in the video below. "This? You know what the risks are!"

Like his father, Halladay had a love for flying, but he had promised he would not take up the hobby until he retired, which happened in 2014.

This story has been corrected to show that Halladay retired from baseball at the end of 2013, not in 2014.

"I keep telling my dad flying the Icon A5 low over the water is like flying a fighter jet!"

Stephen Pope, editor-in-chief of Flying Magazine, told the Associated Press that the low-flying plane is potentially unsafe when flown over water, and he had concerns about Halladay's level of experience with flying. Halladay tweeted on October 31.



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